Religion: Pocket Bibles

> PocketBOOKS, Inc. put on the newsstands a 489-page abridged Bible "designed for reading enjoyment." Price: 25¢. First printing: 50,000 copies. Other pocketbooks are mostly fiction and detective stories.

>The Gideons, Christian commercial travelers' organization, undertook to give 5,000,000 U. S. soldiers and sailors Bibles in the next four years—or nearly three times the 1,800,000 Bibles they have put in hotels, prisons, hospitals, schools since 1899.

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